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The effort is beginning to pay dividend

THE ?HINDUSTAN Times? Drive Against Bribe has achieved the ends it had envisaged. Cases in point are the many happy faces of individuals, who have benefitted from the mere use of their Right To Information (RTI). It has set in motion the clogged machinery and cut to shreds the red tape.

india Updated: Jul 12, 2006 01:29 IST
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THE ‘HINDUSTAN Times’ Drive Against Bribe has achieved the ends it had envisaged. Cases in point are the many happy faces of individuals, who have benefitted from the mere use of their Right To Information (RTI). It has set in motion the clogged machinery and cut to shreds the red tape.

Enthused by the new wave, a delegation of several voluntary organisations reached the Regional Passport Office (RPO) on Ashok Marg, following the maximum number of complaints against the department. The delegation met RPO Vinay Srivastava and apprised him of the  problems faced by applicants, who were being turned away and not being told even the name of the PIO  to whom applications seeking information could be submitted.

Srivastava assured that all such applications would be hence accepted and a receipt would be issued thereof by Brij Bahadur Dwivedi, who would be available for the purpose from 10 am to 1 pm in cabin 4 at the RPO. “Similar was the response at the DGP’s office, where AKD Dwivedi DIG (public grievance) has been entrusted with the job of receiving applications,” said SR Darapuri, a former IPS officer, who is supervising the HT sponsored camp at Ambedkar Mahasabha Office on Vidhan Sabha Marg.